Rimini Travel Guide

More than 20 miles of stunning coastline are available to the northeastern city of Rimini, providing some of the country’s finest beaches and ensuring a booming tourist industry with the summer season seeing the bulk of the action. A wealth of history and cultural heritage add to the city’s seaside attractions and increase the appeal of this popular summer vacation destination.

Rimini is built on the site of an old Roman city and the Augustus Arch, the gateway that provided entry to that city, still stands today and is a popular landmark that dates back to 27BC. Close by the arch is the Malatesta Temple with its minimalist white marble exterior juxtaposed with its lavish Gothic interior. Deeper into the city, piazzas with fine medieval structures are just begging to be discovered.

Less aesthetically-inclined visitors will be happy to while away their days on the gorgeous sandy beaches or make day trips to destinations such as the nearby amusement park, somewhat unimaginatively entitled Rimini, Rimini, Rimini! The evenings see the city transformed into a real hot bed of activity with numerous venues catering to the holiday population.


Rimini, Rimini, Rimini!: home to typical attractions such as rides, games and interactive features plus a large area for relaxing in the sun with a picnic.

Malatesta Temple: one of the city’s most interesting architectural treasures; its plain outside belies the splendor of its magnificent interior.

Beaches: Rimini is home to some of Italy’s finest beaches; despite large numbers of tourists, sands remain clean and sea waters free of human debris.

Marecchia Valley: within easy drive of the city is this scenic area offering opportunities for relaxation and a plethora of outdoor activities.